How WINGERS Gives Back

Eric Slaymaker and Wingers team present a check from the annual Wingers JDRF Fundraiser at the West Valley City Wingers location in November 2016.

Many Wingers restaurants are located in rural towns and we take great pride in local community involvement.  In particular, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is close to our hearts. Eric Slaymaker, Winger Bros. Managing Member and Co-Owner, found a personal investment in JDRF when his son and, later, grandson were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Since then, Eric has been committed to the foundation’s mission to find a cure for T1D. He has served on the JDRF Board of Directors for eight years and currently serves as the President-Elect of the Utah/Idaho Chapter.

Eric has instilled a passion for finding a T1D cure throughout the Winger Bros. company and, as part of this, each autumn we run a company-wide promotion. With a $3 donation to JDRF, each guest receives $10 in Wingers coupons. This promotion has helped us to raise funds for JDRF, as well as raise awareness of the importance of accelerating research.

JDFR Leading Global Organization

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. It’s mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in research funding since its inception. For more information on how you can donate or get involved with JDRF, please visit